Community Educational Outreach Service
Expand your possibilities while making a difference in your community. Enjoy camaraderie, lifelong friendships, new experiences, fulfillment, and service.Learn about CEOS Clubs in West Virginia
The Community Education Outreach Service (CEOS) is a WVU Extension supported membership organization open to the public with a focus on member education, and community service.
A statewide club supporting West Virginia since 1914
Over the past decade, West Virginia CEOS members performed more than 5.6 million
hours of service for communities in need.
WVCEOS is a voluntary, nonprofit organization functioning in cooperation with the West Virginia University Extension Service. It is one of the largest educational organizations in the nation.
CEOS program areas of emphasis include preserving the environment, building family strengths, and increasing awareness of our global interdependence.
Through dedicated service, continued education and leadership development, CEOS members strengthen individuals, families and communities across West Virginia.
In West Virginia, the first club (then a Farm Women’s Club) was established on December 14, 1914. Today, more than 3,500 members participate in this outstanding program, available in all 55 counties.
Members of WVCEOS are people like you!
Together, members conduct and participate in motivating educational activities that help members continue education, gain leadership skills and inspire community involvement.
Updated yearly, the handbook lists officers, contacts and other important information.
Recruitment for county offices
Information for running a club
2016 CEOS Guidelines Book—Download for rules, tax information, bylaws, historical information and financial best practices.
By offering these scholarships, the West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service, in cooperation with the WVU Extension Service, seeks to increase knowledge and understanding about our world, to encourage youths to learn life skills and become leaders, and to promote study in the family and consumer sciences and helping professions. Download the WVCEOS Scholarship Brochure to learn more.
Health Motivator Materials
Initiated by the WVU Extension Service, the West Virginia Health Motivator program empowers friends, colleagues, faith groups and community clubs of all kinds to unite for better health. Members who elect to become a Health Motivator within their circle can use the resources included below to host monthly meetings centered around physical activity, healthy lifestyle decisions and more.
If you’re interested in starting a Health Motivators group in your community, reach
out to your local WVU Extension Service office or contact Tony Michael by emailing
Tony.Michael@nullmail.wvu.edu, or calling
Healthy Motivators materials available upon request, contact Elaine Bowen for more information.
National Volunteer Outreach Network
The National Volunteer Outreach Network is comprised of organizations, such as CEOS, that advocate communication, education and volunteerism. To learn more or to attend the NVON conference, visit www.nvon.org
CEOS clubs in 35 of 44 West Virginia counties reported volunteer service hours in 2017.
In 2017, CEOS members reported 548,000 service hours completed. That's 62.5 years of service!
Calculated at the hourly volunteer rate ($21.10), CEOS members gave $11.5 million dollars of service in 2017.